Complications during labor or delivery, preexisting health conditions in the mother, and other risk factors during pregnancy can create high-risk situations. When doctors fail to respond to those high-risk situations appropriately, the mother and/or the infant can be injured. This is what we call a “birth injury.”
A variety of long-term complications and disabilities can come about as a result of a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy then is not a birth injury, it is a condition resulting from a birth injury. Some conditions, like cerebral palsy, have causes other than negligence resulting in birth injury. That is why an experienced birth injury attorney should evaluate your case if you believe you have a legal claim.
Complications during labor or delivery could have lifelong implications for the baby. Below are some of the most common conditions that, in some cases, can be traced back to birthing negligence.
Some of these conditions carry a substantial cost of care for the future. Contact us to learn more about how a birth injury claim could help you recover the money you need for your cost of care. Our firm employs full-time medical professionals on staff, allowing us to bring insight to your baby's medical and legal needs with accuracy and precision.
Hampton & King’s Houston birth injury lawyers do not charge a fee unless your case is won, so get in touch with us today!
Negligent fetal heart monitoring, HIE
Post-partum hemorrhage, brain damage
Negligent administration of Pitocin; cerebral palsy